I sent the following to Walt Minnick, a “blue dog” Democrat who represents my district:
I cannot state more strongly than I already have how THOROUGHLY I am opposed to any form of government health care. The latest travesty is Ms. Pelosi’s 1900-page health care bill.
My political thoughts:
1) ObamaCare is a political loser.
Recent polls consistently show that a majority of Americans are opposed to the Congress’ health care “reform plan:
2) Free market health care reforms would be a political winner.
A CNN poll from earlier in 2009 shows that 8 out of 10 Americans are generally happy with their health care but are (legitimately) concerned about the rising costs:
If we adopted some of the free market reforms, as in the John Mackey WSJ OpEd from this fall, it would lower costs, while respecting individual rights and preserving health care quality:
Hence, free market reforms would be a political winner.